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17th Jul '16 5:50:59 PM Drope
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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). Contrst with the BlackKnight.

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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). Contrst Contrast with the BlackKnight.
BlackKnight, who may be this character's EvilCounterpart.
17th Jul '16 5:49:54 PM Drope
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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). The DarkKnight could be considered this character's EvilCounterpart.

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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope). The DarkKnight could be considered this character's EvilCounterpart.
Contrst with the BlackKnight.
17th Jul '16 5:47:56 PM Drope
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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope).

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Compare MagicKnight (the more generalized and/or offensively-oriented counterpart to this trope), CombatMedic (who has healing as first priority and combat second), TheParagon (who seeks for others to be as courageous), GoodShepherd (a priest who has the traits of this trope), TheCape (a superhero who has many of the traits of this trope).
trope). The DarkKnight could be considered this character's EvilCounterpart.
25th Jun '16 11:52:00 AM nombretomado
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* The Paladins of ''BattleForWesnoth'' are WarriorMonk types who, like the White Mages of the setting, serve the philosophy of good itself, with no religious connotations. They start out as regular Horsemen who later level-up to Knights, and can then choose to either maximize their combat power by becoming Grand Knights or to acquire basic healing skills and SmiteEvil abilities to become Paladins. While they are not as strong in melee as the Grand Knights, and not as good healers as White Mages, they are fast, can still very hard with their lance charges, and have 'arcane' anti-magic damage and resistances that make them very good at fighting the undead.

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* The Paladins of ''BattleForWesnoth'' ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'' are WarriorMonk types who, like the White Mages of the setting, serve the philosophy of good itself, with no religious connotations. They start out as regular Horsemen who later level-up to Knights, and can then choose to either maximize their combat power by becoming Grand Knights or to acquire basic healing skills and SmiteEvil abilities to become Paladins. While they are not as strong in melee as the Grand Knights, and not as good healers as White Mages, they are fast, can still very hard with their lance charges, and have 'arcane' anti-magic damage and resistances that make them very good at fighting the undead.
12th Jun '16 4:07:28 PM nombretomado
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* In Allronix's {{Series/TinMan}} fanfic, the Tin Men themselves are of this trope, created by Empress Dorothy to honor the original Tin Man, [[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Nick Chopper]], sworn to serve and protect the citizens of Oz "from the greatest monarch to the smallest insect."

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* In Allronix's {{Series/TinMan}} ''Series/TinMan'' fanfic, the Tin Men themselves are of this trope, created by Empress Dorothy to honor the original Tin Man, [[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Nick Chopper]], sworn to serve and protect the citizens of Oz "from the greatest monarch to the smallest insect."
7th Jun '16 9:48:19 PM LBHills
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Paladins tend to fall in the middle of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. They certainly believe that HumansAreGood, but they tend to deal with most evil by killing it rather than trying to [[HeelFaceTurn redeem it]]. The archetypal paladin is a LawfulGood KnightInShiningArmor for whom RightMakesMight, but this isn't always the case. Though always good, paladins are [[GoodIsNotNice not always nice]]. They may even be a KnightInSourArmor -- but never a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar. When faced with a ToBeLawfulOrGood dilemma, a paladin's best option is to [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight choose to do Good]]. If their order were to corrupt into evil, a ''true'' Paladin would leave, but continue to follow the rules of the uncorrupted order, even if they have to consider themselves the very last member.

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Paladins tend to fall in the middle of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. They certainly believe that HumansAreGood, but they tend to deal with most evil by killing it rather than trying to [[HeelFaceTurn redeem it]]. The archetypal paladin is a LawfulGood KnightInShiningArmor for whom RightMakesMight, but this isn't always the case. Though always good, paladins are [[GoodIsNotNice not always nice]]. They may even be a KnightInSourArmor -- but never a WellIntentionedExtremist or a KnightTemplar. When faced with a ToBeLawfulOrGood dilemma, a paladin's best option is to [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight choose to do Good]]. If their order were to corrupt into evil, lapse from virtue, a ''true'' Paladin would leave, but continue to follow the rules of the uncorrupted order, even if they have to consider themselves the very last member.
30th May '16 1:16:51 PM VVK
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* MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic has its own paladin in the form of Shining Armor. The captain of the royal guard, and the protector of Canterlot with a giant shield bubble powered by his faith in... love, apparently? He's become something of a subversion, however, as BadAssDecay has set in: his tendency to get his clock completely cleaned everytime he faces an antagonist and habit of crying when he makes an appearance have cost him some ''serious'' points in this regard.

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* MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic has its own paladin in the form of Shining Armor. The captain of the royal guard, and the protector of Canterlot with a giant shield bubble powered by his faith in... love, apparently? He's become something of a subversion, however, as BadAssDecay has set in: his tendency to get his clock completely cleaned everytime he faces an antagonist and habit of crying when he makes an appearance have cost him some ''serious'' points in this regard.apparently?
25th May '16 6:49:20 PM nombretomado
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* Flynn in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (especially the PS3 version) is the first true paladin style character in the series.

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* Flynn in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (especially the PS3 [=PS3=] version) is the first true paladin style character in the series.
9th May '16 3:03:43 PM DannyV_El_Acme
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*** The Vigilant of Stendarr can either be seen as this or as [[KnightTemplar knights templar]], depending on one's point of view. On the one hand, they serve the Divine of Mercy and selflessly protect the races from Daedra and creatures like vampires and werewolves. On the other hand, many of these creatures are actually not hostile to humanity but get (ironically) mercilessly slaughtered by them.
2nd May '16 8:54:36 AM Dolphinjamez
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* Suzaku of ''Anime/CodeGeas'' is a knight, dedicated to doing good, and making sure that he does it without breaking the law.

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* Suzaku of ''Anime/CodeGeas'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is a knight, dedicated to doing good, and making sure that he does it without breaking the law.
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